Originally Posted by Mark the Red
After spending far too much time getting my networking streaming stuff sorted out, I have failed to spend enough time sorting out the BD settings.
Anybody here have the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Rays? When I set HDMI audio to AUTO it streams the DTS HD Master Audio as DTS surround. Anybody else getting this? Two other BD's with DTS HD Master stream it as DTS HD Master fine to my Denon AVR-4311ci.
In other words, I know my Denon can Decode HD Mster just fine so why is the Sony downmixing the HD Master to DTS surround for this Blu-Ray. This particular BD streamed it just fine as DTS HD Master from my Pioneer bdp-51fd. Why is my Sony dumbing down this particular track?
Anybody have this Blu-Ray and wants to see if they are getting the same results as me?
The reason I ask is because I don't want to have to toggle HDMI audio from AUTO to PCM between every BD disc just to make sure I Am getting the best possible format for my AVR.
2 things I could think about:
1) are you using both HDMI 1 to tv and HDMI 2 to the Denon? If so, did you make the proper setting to separate video to 1 and audio to 2? Seen that happen when trying the Panasonic BDT500 before I settled on this Sony
2) do you have to extra/secondary audio (the PIP, or bonus view) set to on? I think it is the audio mix option? If so, set to off
Both of these can downgrade the audio being sent out. And the reason some might work if #2 is not off, is because they might not have bonus view.